At one side when the country is preparing itself to welcome the new Prime Minister post the swearing-in ceremony this evening, a tragic rail accident has taken place in Uttar Pradesh killing around 30 people and injuring more than 100.
PM-designate Narendra Modi has spoken
to the Cabinet secretary Ajit Seth and asked him to provide every
possible help to the victims and their relatives.
bound Gorakhdham Express going from Haryana's Hissar via New
Delhi hit a stationary goods wagon on its way somewhere around
afternoon in UP's Sant Kabir Nagar district.
The impact of the collision was so
hard that several bogeys of the passenger train derailed and piled
over each other. The preliminary but unconfirmed reports are
indicating toward human error behind this fatal accident.
The Gorakhdham express hit the goods train at the
Chureb station between Gorakhpur and Gonda in Uttar Pradesh. As per
reports the express train was at a high-speed when it collided with
the goods train as there was no stoppage of it at that station.
Railways relief train, along with several doctors
and railways' higher officials are reaching to the spot to help in
the rescue effort.
For the information about the
accident and the victims, Railways has come out with emergency
helpline numbers i.e. Lucknow
- 0522 2635639, 2288890; Gorakhpur
- 0551 2004893, Gonda - 05262 222330